Benefits of Conservation Planning
Why is Conservation Planning
Conservation planning is important because it is a crucial element of sustainable development and helps to
conserve natural resources.
Conservation planning also helps landowners, communities, and planners
work together to identify their resources and accomplish multiple
objectives that are best for the land, water, and people.
Conservation planning is just one kind of planning - planning in
general is a good idea, as it helps you to know where you are, where you
would like to be, and how to best get there. Conservation planning
is also an economically wise option in natural resource management at
Below are three examples of
implementation of conservation plans that include stream bank
restoration activities with objectives of habitat development and
A conservation plan can work to reverse damage to existing environments by helping the land help itself.
There are many ways to prevent erosion like in these examples below. A
conservationist would work with a landowner to plan for real-life,
practical solutions that would help preserve the soil resource, protect
water quality, and maintain farm viability. (link
to find out about conservation plan elements like buffers
and conservation practices).
Conservation Planning is beneficial to multiple generations, providing not simply a
quick land use solution, but also an opportunity for education.
Good conservation planning also includes a vision for the future of the
natural resources as well. The photos below show conservation
activities with the NH Conservation Districts and
such as the Envirothon (far left), outreach activities (center), and
soil judging (far right). Visit our Conservation
Education web site for more information on what activities we have.
Learn more about Conservation Planning and
the 9-step process.